The S.S. Del Sud, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 1958
This page is for my Dad and the Merchant Marines that sailed out of New Orleans on the Delta lines’ post war trio of cargo/passenger sister ships, the Del Norte, Del Sud and Del Mar. These were all shot with an Argus. Unfortunately, the Ansco slide film has not held up as well as those shot with Kodachrome. One day I will photoshop them all, but for now, here they are.
My dad, Verne Humble, a young steward taking a break on the aft deck of the Del Sud.
A couple shots of a Track Chart hanging somewhere on the ship.
After deck cargo hatch and unnamed crew.
[Top] Unnamed cookie and seaman Guy de Giavano (“Little Guy” son of “Big Guy” who also sailed out of New Orleans) with Dad [bottom] having a last brew before leaving St. Thomas for the 2 week sail around the hump and down to Rio.
At the camera shop on St. Thomas where dad bought his first twin lens reflex, a Minolta Autocord. These kodachromes sure held up pretty well over the years. Kodachrome was only 10 asa back in those days…sunny days were a necessity.
Homer “Chips” Workman, ship’s carpenter and fellow photographer that had a darkroom set up on board, St. Thomas.
2 unnamed seamen, pot walloper on left and able-bodied on right, coming into Rio with Sugarloaf in view on right.
S.S. Del Sud, New Orleans arriving Rio with WWII cruiser in background.
Launch approaching in Rio.
Unnamed seaman and cargo in Rio.
Little Guy in front of the eldest sister of the Del triplets, the Del Norte in Santos.
Friend, Eric Joseph, in Montevideo, Uruguay with seaplane landing over his shoulder. Dad and Eric shared the same birthdate.
Russian ship in Curacao. It was quite the novelty in the late 50’s. Dad said the few crew allowed off were escorted in groups.
Leaving Curacao for the final leg to the Mississippi River.
A passing shot of one of the sisters, the Del Mar, shot by my father from the deck of the Del Sud.